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Zoning Bylaw Amendments in Established Neighbourhoods

The City of Saskatoon, Planning and Development Division has been preparing proposed amendments to the Zoning Bylaw regulating primary dwellings (one-unit, two-unit and semi-detached dwellings) in established neighbourhoods. We have been working hard over the past few months to achieve a set of amendments which will encourage sensitive infill development and allow design flexibility for builders.

Included are changes to the standards for building height, building length, site width, and front porch encroachments. There are also proposed changes to the Sidewalk Crossing Bylaw to disallow curb cuts and driveway crossings in the older neighbourhoods. The information will be posted on the City of Saskatoon website prior to the meeting.

A public information meeting will be held on

Thursday, October 30 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Presentations will occur at 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (the same material will be presented at both times)
Mayfair Library 306 – 33rd Street West.

In order to focus on the guidelines for primary dwellings, the amendments to regulate small scale multiple unit dwellings on corner sites (four per corner) will be deferred until early 2015.

For more information, please contact Paula Kotasek-Toth at paula.kotasek@saskatoon.ca or call 306-975-7621

Great Places lecture

Great Places, a local Saskatoon group that aims to promote architecture, design, and urban planning within the community presents Cynthia Girling’s lecture Town + Gown: Creating Complete Communities on Campus.

Join us at 7:30 PM on Thursday, October 9 at the Cosmo Seniors Centre, just off Broadway at 614 11th Street East.

Cynthia Girling is Chair of the Landscape Architecture Program in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of British Columbia. Her work focuses on sustainable neighborhood scale planning with a particular emphasis on developing tools to inform local planning and urban design processes. With Ronald Kellett and Maged Senbel, she co-directs the elementsLab at UBC.

We will have a little soiree at Nosh following the lecture. Hope to see you there!